I wanted to take some time before including Colin Prior in our series on Scottish Photographers. Mainly because it would be like starting a music magazine and thinking another feature on the Beatles or Pink Floyd will inspire a new audience. However, Colin is someone who you can’t avoid talking about when thinking about the Scottish Landscape. He also gets to put on his website ‘ One of the World’s leading landscape photographers’.
He works hard for his art and I have read about him lugging his field camera and sturdy tripod up to Scotland’s highest peaks in the worst of weather to be there for a snow-capped mountain sunset. He favours the 3:1 format and 120mm roll film so no light DSLRs involved. This panorama approach suits his passion for the landscape.
If you are stuck in doors and want to be out on the top of the Scottish Hills you can spend a fabulous half hour viewing his High Light and Wild Land portfolios on his website. There is a particular pink glow as the sun rises on a winter chill in Scotland and Colin captures it wonderfully.
His website also contains a fantastic way of ordering prints and choosing a frame. A prize for innovation is due for that.
Here is one of mine from up high.